I've been out tonight, so missed the events in Westminster. I have mixed feelings. Gordon Brown's farewell speech was wonderful. His smile and words were genuine. A good man gone. Mandelson and Campbell are gone - hurrah (but who will be the new spindoctors?).
Cameron and Clegg seem to be forming a real alliance. The reason for this can only be that things are REALLY bad (worse than we've been told to date) and there needs to be a broad government to deal with it/take the blame for tough decisions. That's commendable. However, I foresee significant problems - Trident? That's a £100 billion deal isn't it? Wouldn't that go a long way to dealing with the deficit? I suspect some Lib Dems will not be pleased with that and many other things. Fixed term of five years? All that does is lock in the LibDems.
Labour will regroup. I hope some new blood gets to fill some of the leadership roles that will now appear. Next year's Scottish Parliament elections will see Labour and the Nats strengthened with the Lib Dems getting hammered senseless for aligning with the Tories. Scots can be very unforgiving when it comes to politics.
Praying for David Cameron/Nick Clegg and their families. None of them have an easy gig.